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Welcome to Thompson Cancer Survival Center


We are more than a world class cancer center. We are a cancer survival center, where leading cancer specialists use the most advanced technologies to achieve breakthrough successes in treating many types of cancer. Our physicians are supported by a team of patient navigators, dietitians, genetics counselors, clinical trial specialists, physicists, pharmacists, therapists, technologists, oncology nurses, social workers, and counselors are here to treat and beat cancer. In addition to the original downtown Knoxville location, Thompson facilities are located in West Knoxville, Oak Ridge, and Sevierville.

For more information about the Thompson Cancer Survival Center, call (865) 331-1678.

Medical Oncology / Hematology Referrals
To refer a patient, call (865) 331-2060 or download and complete our
New Patient Referral Form and send via Fax to (865) 374-2083.

New Patient Paperwork
Are you a new Thompson Oncology Group patient? Save time at your appointment and complete your new patient paperwork in advance. Click here to download your forms. 


To help keep you safe from coronavirus (COVID-19),  telehealth visits are available. Learn more.

This facility complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Click here to learn more.

Services Quick Links

Thompson Cancer Survival Center offers comprehensive medical specialties at our hospitals, outpatient centers and physician clinics.

For a full listing of our services, please visit our services page.

Patient Resources

Patients are the most important people at Thompson Cancer Survival Center. Use the quick links below to conveniently access your information, register for a class or event, or find a physician.

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James Miller was devastated to learn he had prostate cancer in February of this year. But a new linear accelerator at Thompson that delivers targeted radiation more effectively than ever before represents a beacon of hope.“The staff here, I just can’t say enough about them,” Miller says. “They have made a stressful situation a lot more pleasant. I’m encouraged that they have the new technology and that I’m getting to be a participant in that.”Read his inspiring story: ... See MoreSee Less

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Today is National Cancer Survivor's Day! Join us as we celebrate all of our #cancersurvivors, celebrate life, and show the world that life after cancer can be meaningful, fulfilling, and inspiring! ... See MoreSee Less

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Dedicated and determined...two words that perfectly describe 78 year-old Jeanne Bishop. Just after being diagnosed with breast cancer, Jeanne suffered a fall that resulted in a bilateral arm and shoulder break. The team at Thompson worked closely with Jeanne to keep her comfortable so she could continue her cancer treatments and get on the road to recovery. Read her inspiring story: ... See MoreSee Less

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Have you ever wondered how clinical trials work? In this blog post, Jessica Severt, clinical research nurse coordinator, debunks 7 common myths about clinical trials. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thanks, Dr. Clark, for reminding us to take extra precautions against skin cancer this summer!Grant Clark, MD, medical director of radiation oncology at Thompson Cancer Survival Center's downtown clinic, has a simple message this skin cancer prevention month: Skin cancer is incredibly common, and prevention is key.Learn more about Dr. Clark and skin cancer: ... See MoreSee Less

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Thompson Cancer Survival Center News

  • A Weapon for the War Against Cancer

    New Linear Accelerator Adds to Treatment Arsenal at Thompson Cancer Survival Center In a quiet corner of Thompson Cancer Survival Center at Methodist Medical Center, a man sits with an open Bible, intently focused on the words. He is James Miller, a cancer patient who is looking for hope in a hard season of life. […]

  • Dedicated and Determined

    Sevier County Woman Battles Breast Cancer While Recovering from Bilateral Arm and Shoulder Break Jeanne Bishop, a retired nurse living in Sevier County, came into LeConte Medical Center for a routine mammogram last November. When the results came back abnormal, she followed up with an ultrasound and biopsy. She underwent a lumpectomy, or removal of […]

  • 7 Myths about Clinical Trials Dispelled

    This content was written by Jessica Severt RN, BSN, Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator at Thompson Cancer Survival Center.  Clinical trials are how we discover new and superior treatments, better ways to prevent side effects, and improve survival rates for cancer patients. According to research, only approximately 3-5% of adult cancer patients participate in a clinical […]

  • Cancer and Mental Health

    This content was written by Jessica Antal, MSSW, LCSW, of Thompson Cancer Survival Center.  May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Many people don’t realize the impact that a disease like cancer has on mental health. That’s why it is critically important that cancer patients discuss their mental and emotional health with their family members and […]

  • Navigating Food and Medication Interactions

    This content was written by Chelsea Johnson, MS, RD, LDN, one of  Thompson Cancer Survival Center’s Clinical Dietitians. In the oncology setting, it is common for patients to begin new medications. Chemotherapy drugs treat cancer, and your provider may prescribe medications to prevent or manage side effects of treatment. I hear many patients say they […]

  • Nutrition Tips for Chemotherapy Patients

    This content was written by Amanda Mondini, RD, LD, one of Thompson Cancer Survival Center’s Clinical Dietitians.  Overview of Chemotherapy Side Effects If your doctor has recommended chemotherapy as a treatment for cancer, you are likely processing a whole host of emotions: uncertainty, fear, and stress may be among them. While all of these feelings […]

  • Do Not Delay Annual Screening Mammograms

    Simply put, routine cancer screenings check your body for signs of cancer before you may have any physical symptoms. Routine screening mammograms are extremely effective at diagnosing breast cancer sooner. National trends indicate an alarming decrease in annual screening mammograms lately. Experts believe it is because many women are reluctant to visit the doctor due […]

  • Nutrition Tips for Radiation Therapy Patients

    This content was written by Chelsea Johnson, MS, RD, LDN, one of Thompson Cancer Survival Center’s Clinical Dietitians.  Managing Nutrition During Cancer Treatment Before, during, and after treatment, nutrition can be challenging for patients and caregivers. Radiation therapy uses high-energy beams to destroy cancer cells. While treating cancer cells, surrounding healthy cells can be damaged. […]

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